Lincolnwood Library Fall 2015

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Volume 12, Number 4


News and information about your library’s services, programs & resources.


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Revive. Connect. Inspire. T

he Lincolnwood Public Library is preparing for a renovation this spring as part of our strategic plan. Community input highlighted the need for a more comfortable and collaborative space. The improvements will meet increasing demand for dynamic and high-tech elements, collaborative and creative spaces, and also allow for major planned improvements such as a new roof and updated HVAC. Construction will begin in early Spring 2016, and our goal is to phase the project to remain open during construction. The library has been saving funds for this project, and we do not plan to levy any special taxes to fund the renovation.

Renovation highlights • New roof and HVAC for energy efficiency • Consolidated staff areas for more public space • Collaborative study and meeting spaces

• Coffeehouse-style area with vending • Flexible program spaces • Improved lighting • Comfortable new seating

• Better access to popular materials • Improved technology infrastructure Learn more at, click ABOUT > BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS.

Expand Your Thinking With Us This Fall


all is a time for change, a time to turn over a new leaf. You can find many ways to change at the Lincolnwood Library this season. If you are thinking about a new job or advancement in your career, we have many opportunities to guide you. The library is offering its first Adult Education Fair this Sept. 9th, with several area colleges and universities showcasing what they offer the continuing learner. Join us in November, as we discuss LinkedIn 101 to learn to network effectively, and attend Job Searching Basics to learn the best way to use technology to find your job

match. Try some of our popular technology classes, or a tutorial to help boost your skills and stay current with computer and software trends. Or maybe the change you seek is a personal one. Stop in and participate in National Novel Writing Month, referred to as NaNoWriMo, and be encouraged to take on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in only 30 days. Get inspired with a visit from local author Michael Alan Peck, winner of this year’s Soon to be Famous Illinois Author contest, or

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earn something fun or useful (or both!) with More than four million people have used the online video tutorials at to learn software, technology, creative, and business skills. With nearly 4,000 courses taught by experts, and new courses added weekly, is an industry leader in online learning. Lincolnwood resident library cardholders can watch from their computer, tablet, or mobile device and switch back and forth without losing their place. The first time you visit, create a profile using your library card number and a password. If you have any questions about accessing and using, please contact us at

What can I learn on Almost anything! Courses at various levels are available in digital photography, web development, marketing, productivity, social media, graphic design, programming, and a wide variety of software programs (Microsoft Office, Adobe, and more).

How is different from taking a class or watching tutorial videos on YouTube? courses allow you to learn at your own pace. Courses are divided into easily digested portions, with text transcripts and closed captioning to help you keep up with what the instructor is saying. Many courses include exercise files for practice. For every completed course, provides a certificate that you can add to your portfolio, building a record of achievement that you can show employers.

Where do I begin? Search for

specific courses or browse to see courses by topic. Advanced search options allow you to narrow your results by skill level, duration, and content type.

Visit, click RESEARCH & LEARNING > RESOURCES A to Z > Enter library card number.

Dear Parents,


elcome to the 2015-2016 school year. When your child visits the library we are happy to answer their questions, guide them to our homework help resources, and recommend books, movies, and games we think they might enjoy. We also sell small snacks and juice after-school. Our goal is to provide a peaceful environment for everyone using the library, especially during the busy after school hours. It is important that the kids know the guidelines for appropriate library behavior. We suggest you review these together: • Make sure your child can contact a parent or guardian, and be available to pick your child up immediately if necessary. • Physically aggressive behavior and excessive noise are not allowed. • Bullying or being disrespectful to others is not allowed. • For safety reasons, hanging out in the parking lot is not allowed. During the spring of 2016 the library will begin a renovation. We plan to phase the project so that we can remain open and continue to provide the community with a place to revive, connect and get inspired. We will post regular updates during the construction process, visit for more information. We look forward to seeing you and your family in the coming year! Thank you, Lincolnwood Library Staff


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submit your own work for this local author opportunity. Join our small writing group Come Write In to surround yourself with likeminded people to help keep you focused. Stretching your mind in a creative and scientific way? Stop in for a discussion on how a local physicist is working with major art institutions to unlock groundbreaking information about the art, the artist and our cultural heritage with the Argonne National Laboratory presenting Picasso at the Nanoscale. Expand your mind a little further with our all-ages Trivia Night, September 16. Register your team and show off those thinking skills with a night of demonstrating your knowledge in a friendly competition. Watch a screening of TED Talks as we discuss ‘the future’ this October, and don’t miss Meditation for Healthy Living in November, to learn some strategies to relax the mind and get you through the busy season ahead. Fall is also a time for family changes, and the library has many options to help your family grow. Find out how to expand your family with local adoption attorney, Sally Wildman, as she helps explore the world of adoption in a two hour session to help you consider your best options. Let’s not forget growing our imagination this Fall as the library welcomes performers such as Dave Hezog’s Marionettes and our Big Halloween Balloon Show with Smarty Pants. For the wee ones we have Little Miss Ann to fill their minds with music and movement. From teens learning with littleBits® and a Dungeons and Dragons Workshop to our interactive Veggie Superhero Show for youth, we will showcase the fun in learning. And let’s not forget the benefits of expanding your thoughts by losing yourself in a good book or movie this season as the library provides some of the most popular titles available. You can find more details on all these events and more at your library anytime, anywhere, at

The Friends of the Library presents

Local Artists’ Art Fair

Film Screenings Check our online calendar for more details.

& Handmade Objects

Saturday, October 3, 11am-3pm Spend an afternoon at the Lincolnwood Library and browse wonderful creations by local crafters! The Friends of the Lincolnwood Library are volunteers who work to enhance library services, programs and resources. For more information, visit and click ABOUT > FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY.

Read the book The

Martian by Andy Weir?

Come see the movie with us this October!

Get out on the town with Lincolnwood Library staff as we go to a local theatre and watch the movie. Stay after the movie for a short review. For movie date, time and ticket information, email enter subject line: Movie Night

She’s been ‘Punked’

We did it, Lincolnwood! We met our goal to get 500 new library cardholders this summer. Thank you to all those who participated, and voted to ‘punk’ our Library Director, Su Bochenski. She is now wearing a wild hair color in shades of blue! Thank you to all the participants. We encourage all Lincolnwood residents to stop in and pick up a card and see all the materials, programs and services we offer!

Thank you to our summer reading sponsors We extend our thanks to the 2015 Summer Reading Club sponsors: Andy’s Frozen Custard, Costco, The Chocolate Shoppe, Corner Bakery, Exploritorium, Gameworks, Goldfish Swimschool, Jump Zone, L. Woods, Legoland, Lou Malnati’s, Meatheads, Noodles & Company, Party Time Palace, Pie Five, and Private Bank. We had 510 summer readers sign up for the program, and many won prizes for their participation. Interested in sponsoring the Summer Reading Club? Contact Community Engagement at 847-677-5277 x221.

Thursdays, 10:30am Morning Matinées September 3: Red Army September 10: Clouds of Sils Maria September 17: The Longest Ride September 24: True Story October 1: Monkey Kingdom October 8: Ex Machina October 15: Far from the Madding Crowd October 22: Mr. Holmes October 29: Infinitely Polar Bear November 5: Testament of Youth November 12: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl November 19: Ricki and the Flash

Thursdays, 1pm (dates vary) Throwback Thursdays September 3: Broadcast News (1987) September 17: Raging Bull (1980) October 8: Ghostbusters (1984) November 5: Back to the Future (1985) November 19: Stand by Me (1986)

Fridays, 1pm Friday Films September 4: Danny Collins September 11: Mad Max: Fury Road September 18: The Water Diviner September 25: The Age of Adaline October 2: Aloha October 9: Cinderella (2015) October 16: 5 Flights Up October 23: Avengers: Age of Ultron October 30: Paper Towns November 6: Spy November 13: Jurassic World November 20: Self/less

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Strategic Plan Update July, 2014 — June, 2015


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Targets met During the first two years of our 3-year Strategic Plan we have made fantastic progress toward our goals. We have reached 78% of the targets established to transform Lincolnwood Public Library into a modern, thriving, essential part of the community.

Completed Goals


connect with the digital

Circulate digital devices

Library laptops are available for residents to borrow while in the library. eReaders (Kindles) have been pre-loaded with popular eBook titles and residents can check them out for three weeks.

Technology training

We now provide technology-centered programming and tutorials for all ages about the Internet, email, popular software, downloadable library materials and online library subscription resources.


Online event registration & resident authentication

Information and registration for programs and events is now available online from a computer or mobile device.

Text notifications

Residents can now receive text reminders and notifications regarding material due dates.


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Downloadable music, video, magazines

With our newest subscription services, Hoopla and Flipster, Lincolnwood resident library cardholders can access music, video and magazines from anywhere.



Partner with the local school districts

We created open communication with teachers and administrators at the local school districts to provide library cards via school registration, promote summer reading opportunities and provide access to library online learning tools.

Building improvements

We approved the contract to implement the architectural master plan, which will include a new roof, updated HVAC, complete interior renovation, a new entrance canopy and plaza with wider vehicular entrance, along with new exterior doors and windows. Community focus groups were held and input gathered about the improvement plan and the needs of the community. Construction will occur in the spring/summer of 2016.



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Visit, click on ABOUT > MISSION for more information on the Lincolnwood Public Library District’s Strategic Plan initiatives.

Annual Report

The Annual Report of the Lincolnwood Public Library highlights programs, projects and activities that occurred during the past fiscal year at the Library.




people visited the library

library 10 YEAR borrowed ALL TIME HIGH!

TUESDAY was the

most visited day

eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music, videos


Books Youth................Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Teen..................Sisters Adult.................The Rosie Project



12,833 visitors attended


Most popular items

47 % Lincolnwood

residents hold a library card

July, 2014 — June, 2015


events at the


Movies...................Grand Budapest Hotel Captain America: The Winter Soldier Frozen Online library subscription resources 1. TumbleBooks 2. 3. NoveList

81technology classes were offered individual tech help 67 sessions were attended. Q A

21,905 questions answered by our librarians and we are ready for more! Contact us if you need some assistance. Fall 2015 •


E V E N T S All library programs are free. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

(LR) Registration required. Lincolnwood resident library cardholders have priority registration until one week prior to the class start date. All others may contact the Library to register the week of the program.


(S) This is a series of classes. You only need to register for the first class in each session. Registration for Preschool and Youth SERIES programs opens on the 15th of the month prior to the first class. Series classes require weekly attendance.

For questions or to be placed on a standby list, call 847-677-5277 or email

R E G U L A R F E AT U R E S Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8:45pm English as a Second Language. A free class for adults who

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm Knitting Circle. Drop in to work on a

Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Tuesdays, Noon-3pm Veteran Center Services. An informational

Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm Senior Resource Specialist. Find information regarding

want to improve English speaking, reading and writing skills. Sponsored by Oakton Community College. Registration occurs in person, new session begins with registration on September 8.

table about readjustment services available to eligible veterans and their families. Hosted by the Evanston Vet Center.

Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Wednesdays, 11:30am Chef Demo. A chef demonstration and tasting of an easy-toprepare appetizer, main dish, salad, or dessert. Sponsored by Lincolnwood Place.

2nd Monday, 11am Adult Book Discussions. Sept. 14...... Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan Oct. 12...... Euphoria by Lily King

knitting or crochet project, share tips and show off your work! Combined with Chef Demo once a month.

retirement benefits, health insurance and Medicare programs, housing needs and more. Hosted by CJE SeniorLife.

Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm Common Thread. Participants of all

ages can drop in to knit, crochet, or work with other fiber arts every Friday afternoon! Those interested in brushing up on skills or teaching others are always welcome. Class canceled Nov. 27.

Books in the Woods (LR). Stop by the Adult Services Desk to pick up a special copy, and then meet us at L. Woods, 7110 N. Lincoln Ave., on the night of the event. Register online, in person, or call Adult Services at 847-677-5277 x230. Sept. 28, Monday, 7:30pm at L. Woods Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation by Harvey Pekar. Registration required.

Nov. 9...... Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Dec. 14...... The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai Program Changes: While the library makes every attempt to include events in the newsletter, we will occasionally add a program or change a date/time. Please check our event calendar on the website for changes and updates.


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November 16, Monday, 7:30pm at L. Woods Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar. Registration required & begins Monday, Sept. 28.

Photo policy: While it is not required by law to get permission of persons in a public place to photograph them or use those photos for non-commercial use, it is common courtesy to get verbal permission to do so. Therefore, library staff will verbally notify program attendees at the beginning of any programs where participants may be photographed for library publicity.

A D U LT S September 9, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm REACh Adult Education Fair. Join us

as we host an adult education fair with representatives from various colleges and universities providing information about onsite and online degree programs offered for continuing learners.

September 20, Sunday, 1pm Lincolnwood Public Library Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden (LR)*. Programming will include a library introduction, rare book viewing, and gallery talk on Lenhardt Library’s current exhibition: Ampelography: I Heard it Through the Grapevine. Suggested ages 10+. *Must register by September 13.

September 26, Saturday, 2-4:00pm Dungeons and Dragons Workshop (LR). Ages 12 to adult.

Learn about D&D with experts from Pastimes Comics & Games.

September 27, Sunday, 2-3pm Fiddlers of Chicago. Paul Tyler is an old-time

fiddler, square dance caller and anthropology professor. He will play tunes and tell stories that present highlights of Chicago’s history from 1804 to the present.

October 1, Thursday, 1-2:30pm Medicare Made Easy (LR). A representative from CJE

SeniorLife will provide tips to help you make good choices and guide you through the Medicare maze. Learn about making changes in Medicare Part D prescription plan and the Medicare Advantage health insurance plan. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

October 3, Saturday, 11am-3pm The Friends of the Library Local Artists’ Art Fair and Handmade Objects. See page 3 for more details. October 4, Sunday, 2-3pm Picasso at the Nanoscale. Scientists are using high-energy

X-ray instruments to solve mysteries behind art masterpieces, including artwork by Picasso. Learn how Dr. Volker Rose, a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, is working with major art institutions, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, to unlock information about art, the artist and our cultural heritage.

October 18, Sunday, 2-3pm An Afternoon with Trillium.

Trillium is an acoustic folk quartet with an eclectic repertoire ranging from Celtic to bluegrass to ragtime to swing, with just an occasional country or gypsy jazz tune thrown in!

October 21, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm TEDxLincolnwoodLibrary (LR). TED Talks (short for

Technology, Entertainment, and Design) are “devoted to ideas worth spreading” and inform, inspire, and entertain people around the world. Come to Lincolnwood Library and watch a screening of TED Talks by experts and innovators, and then join the conversation: The Future – what does it hold? Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

Also see Regular Features (Page 6), and All Ages (Page 8).

October 22, Thursday, 1-2pm Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery and Horror During the Golden Age of Radio. Steve Darnall discusses some of radio’s

best known mystery and horror programs during the Golden Age of Radio to illustrate how radio could truly be a “Theater of the Mind” using music, voices and sounds to create indelible — and often frightening — “pictures.”

November 2, Monday, 7-8pm Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Appearance. Come meet and greet the 2015 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project winner Michael Alan Peck and hear about his award-winning urban fantasy novel: Commons 1: The Journeyman. Participating in NaNoWriMo? This is an event that’s bound to inspire!

Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Tuesdays, 11am-Noon Come Write In (LR). Join a small group of

aspiring writers of all levels to get your creative juices flowing by writing and sharing prompts! Participating in NaNoWriMo? This is a time to dedicate to writing around like-minded people who can help keep you focused. Bring your notebook, whether it’s electronic or paper, and come write in! Registration requested, drop-ins welcome. Lincolnwood Library can sponsor resident self-published authors for the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project! Learn more at

November 7, Saturday, 1-3pm The Adoption Process From A to Z (LR). Sally Wildman, a

Chicago and Northbrook attorney, helps you explore the world of adoption. She presents the fundamentals of an adoption and the legal steps of this process with focus on preparing you to adopt. Identify your best options with tips for selecting key resources. Discussion concludes by considering common needs of adopted children and openness in adoption.

November 10, Tuesday, 2-3pm Still Acting Up! Presents HI-TECH! Our favorite singing seniors take on the information age.

November 11, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm Meditation for Healthy Living. In this presentation, you will

learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. At the end of the presentation you will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth!

November 15, Sunday, 2-3pm Petra van Nuis and Andy Brown. Enjoy an afternoon of

familiar songs with “You Oughta Be In Pictures,” a collection of motion picture theme songs, Academy Award-winning hits, and music from the golden age of Hollywood!

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Saturdays (monthly), 2pm Family Movie

Registration for Preschool and Youth SERIES programs opens on the 15th of the month prior to the first class.

Join us for a movie the whole family can enjoy together!

Sept. 19.......Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Oct. 17.......Aladdin (1992) Nov. 21.......Wreck-It Ralph

SPECIAL EVENT! September 16, Wednesday, 6:15-8pm

Trivia Night (LR). Teams of up to 4 people can register for this night of family friendly trivia hosted by Sporcle! Arrive at 6:15pm for snacks, and trivia starts promptly at 7pm. At the end of the evening, the 2 top-scoring teams will be awarded prizes. Registration required, 1 team member must be a Lincolnwood resident library cardholder.

September 26, Saturday, 1-3pm Batman Day. Come celebrate Batman Day!

Catch a few episodes of the 1960s Batman series, create a Batman paper mask, or apply a Batman themed temporary tattoo! While supplies last.

October 25, Sunday, 2-3pm Halloween Hi-Jinks with Dave Herzog’s Marionettes. Join Mad Scientist Boris Von Pupenschpiel and his crazy creation Frankie Monster as they bring a ghastly bunch of ghostly ghoulies to town to celebrate Halloween in style. Audiences young and old alike will delight in this kooky not too spooky fun-filled Halloween Marionette Variety Show.

October 28, Wednesday, 7-8pm The Big Halloween Balloon Show with Smarty Pants.

A one-of-a-kind vaudeville style stage production featuring magic, comedy for all ages, interactive storytelling, and of course, Smarty’s award-winning larger-than-life balloon props. This all-ages familyfriendly show will be the silliest you’ve seen! 8

Birth to 5 years old

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Stories and More (LR) (S).

Ages 3-5 with caregiver. This fun, interactive storytime emphasizes letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and other concepts to provide a languagerich experience. Sign up for each session.

Sept. 1-22, Tuesdays, 10am Session 1 Oct. 6-27, Tuesdays, 10am Session 2 Nov. 3-17, Tuesdays, 10am Session 3

Baby Bookworms (LR) (S). Ages birth-2 with caregiver. A

series of stories, songs, and activities geared for very young children. Storytime is followed by open play. Sign up for each session.

Sept. 2-23, Wednesdays, 10am Session 1 Oct. 7-28, Wednesdays, 10am Session 2 Nov. 4-18, Wednesdays, 10am Session 3

Sept. 4-Nov. 20, Fridays, 10am or 11:15am Friday Preschool Fun (LR) (S). Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Themed activities and crafts. Sign up for each session. Session 1.......... Sept. 4........ Pirates and Princesses

Sept. 11........ Rock-a-Bye Baby Sept. 18........ E-I-E-I-O Sept. 25........ Apples, Pumpkins and Pie, Oh My! Session 2........... Oct. 9........ Superheroes! Oct. 16........ Friends Forever Oct. 23........ Monster Mischief Oct. 30........ Halloween Costume Party and Parade Session 3........... Nov. 6........ 123 Dance with Me Nov. 13........ Happy Birthday to You Nov. 20........ Silly Turkey Tales

Sept. 10-Oct. 29, Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am Everybody Move! (LR) (S). Ages birth-2

with caregiver. Celeste Roy, from the early childhood program Everybody Move!, has planned an hour of exploration including scarves, balls, hoops and instruments to get your child up and moving.

September 29, Tuesday, 3:30-4:30pm Storybook Tea Party (LR). Ages 4-8 with caregiver. See YOUTH. October 10, Saturday, 10-11am Sensory Storytime! (LR). Ages 3-8 with caregiver. See YOUTH.

November 14, Saturday, 10-10:45am Little Miss Ann (LR).

Ages birth-5 with caregiver. Come dance along as you experience the upbeat and interactive live music of Little Miss Ann! Ann is a veteran instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music and will be joined by fiddler and keyboardist, Carolyn Ou.


Kindergarten to 5th Grade

September 29, Tuesday, 3:30-4:30pm Storybook Tea Party (LR).

Ages 4-8 with caregiver. You are cordially invited to a Storybook Tea Party! Let’s get fancy and enjoy stories, songs, sweets and “tea.” R.S.V.P. to the Youth Services Department or online via the registration form.

October 5, Monday, 3:30-4:30pm Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue! (LR).

Ages 4-9 (caregiver must be present with children under 8). A Superhero Show is coming to Lincolnwood Library! Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue taps into kids’ imaginations and love of superheroes inspiring them to ‘LOVE and EAT’ their fruits & veggies! Kids become part of the interactive show. They’ll have hands-on creative activities with fresh fruits & veggies for every child. All kids will receive Adventure Tokens, redeemable for free items at participating stores, including Mariano’s. Fun food facts, experiments, tasting games, activities and more!

October 10, Saturday, 10-11am Sensory Storytime! (LR).

Ages 3-8 with caregiver. This class is ideal for children with sensory processing issues or autism to enjoy stories, music and play. Led by Lekotek, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making play accessible for ALL children. Toys and play help kids reach their potential and increase inclusion within the family and community. Join us for an hour-long program. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome. Siblings may attend.

November 15, Sunday, 2-3:30pm American Girl Afternoon Tea (LR). Ages 6-11 (caregiver

must be present with children under 8). Join us for an American Girl Tea Party where we will learn proper tea etiquette and enjoy American Girl themed crafts and games. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal.

December 2, Wednesday, 7-8pm Let’s Make Slime! (LR). Ages 8-11. Measure,

pour and mix real chemicals to produce reactions; investigate solids, liquids, gases; and concoct slime with the Discovery Center Museum!


6th Grade to 12th Grade

September 26, Saturday, 2-4:00pm Dungeons and Dragons Workshop (LR). Ages 12 to adult.

Ever wondered what Dungeons and Dragons is all about? Come learn about the game and create your own character (4th or 5th edition D&D) with experts from Pastimes Comics & Games.

September 30, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm Make a lot with littleBits® (LR). Grades

6-12. Learn how to build circuits that blink, move and buzz using littleBits® electronics!

October 24, Saturday, 6:30-9pm AFTER HOURS! Zombie Lock-In (LR). Grades 6-10. A deadly virus teems

on the brink of catastrophic outbreak, and the Library is the source... and also perhaps the cure? Camouflage yourself as a zombie with the aid of a professional make-up artist, then help save Lincolnwood from a fullon zombie outbreak by defeating the undead disguised as one of their own and finding a cure. Every good zombie squad ends its night with pizza - and only YOU can stop the outbreak!!!

November 18, Wednesday, 6-8:30pm Hunger Games (LR).

Grades 6-12. This year’s reaping will garner twenty tributes - will you be one? Can you survive the Hunger Games long enough to see Mockingjay, Part 2? Which District’s tributes will be the victors? Participate in a reaping and several activities to become your District’s victor.

November 21, Saturday, 11am-1:30pm Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament (LR). Grades 6-12. Come

celebrate International Games Day and compete against other expert smashers in a Wii U Super Smash Bros. Tournament! Lunch will be provided, and the winner will receive a gift card to Game Stop!

Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Mondays, 4-5pm Community Service Club (LR). Grades 6-8. From making

placemats for Meals on Wheels to creating coloring books for children in need, come complete compassionate and engaged projects for our community while earning community service hours. Each meeting counts for one volunteer hour; please bring volunteer sheet to verify hours. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

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The library offers a variety of beginning and intermediate level classes covering a wide range of technology topics. You can register online using the EVENTS calendar, or by contacting Digital Services at 847-677-5277 x293, or


Microsoft Office

Beginners October 22, Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm and October 29, Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm Beginner’s Series (LR) (S). Registration is for both classes.

1: Computer Basics Computer Basics is a hands-on class designed to get you comfortable using computers. We will explore basic computer concepts and the Windows 7 operating system. Students must have some mouse and keyboard skills.*

2: Beginning Internet We will learn basic concepts, discuss

the many reasons people use the internet, practice using web browsers and perform simple searches. Students must have some mouse and keyboard skills.*

November 22, Sunday, 1-3pm Better Internet Searching (LR). Participants learn to construct concise Google searches that bring back relevant results. Discover how search works and master some Google tips & tricks. Students must have taken Beginning Internet or have equivalent experience. *If you would like to sign up for the beginner series but do not know how to use a mouse or keyboard, please contact Digital Services at 847-677-5277 x 293 to make a one-on-one appointment prior to class.

B U S I N E S S SCORE Chicago provides free, in-depth business counseling for small businesses. October 14, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm Facebook 101: The Small Business Beginner’s Guide to Marketing (LR). Many small business owners are already

on Facebook talking to their friends and family. However, as entrepreneurs we can do so much more! Learn how using Facebook can benefit your business. Some of the best strategies and tools will be covered from setting up your profile to crafting a fan page as well as creating a Facebook ad. This SCORE Chicago seminar will be led by Andy Nathan, Principal at Smart At The Start. Registration requested, drop-ins welcome. 10

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September 30, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Intro to Publisher (LR). Microsoft Publisher is a powerful

publications tool. This introductory class will cover the basics of creating different publications using design templates and inserting media and text.

October 14, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Intro to Microsoft Word 2010 (LR). Microsoft Word can

be used to create letters, resumes and much more. This beginning class will cover the basic features of this popular word processing software. Learn how to navigate the ribbon and how to create, save and print a document. We will also cover formatting, cut, copy and paste and how to check spelling and grammar.

October 21, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Do More with Microsoft Word 2010 (LR). In this followup class to ‘Intro to Microsoft Word 2010’ we will work with page layout options and more. Learn how to change page margins, set line and paragraph spacing, and add page numbers. We will also work with tabs, bulleted and numbered lists, and headers and footers.

November 11, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Intro to Microsoft Excel 2010 (LR). Microsoft Excel

is powerful spreadsheet software you can use to store and analyze data. In this beginning class we will cover how to navigate around a spreadsheet, and enter and edit data. We will also cover basic formatting skills, page setup features and how to save and print spreadsheets.

November 18, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm Do More with Microsoft Excel 2010 (LR). In this follow-up

class to Intro to ‘Microsoft Excel 2010’ we will introduce working with simple formulas and functions to perform calculations.

App, App, & Away! Fall Series

You already know what a mobile app is, and how to download join us to get (and share!) suggestions for apps on these fun themes. Feel free to bring your own device!

September 9, Wednesday, 2-3pm Teach Yourself Apps (LR). In honor of back to school

time, we’ll take a look at apps for life-long learning. Teach yourself technology, literature, art and science or take a free college-level course.

November 18, Wednesday, 2-3pm Travel Apps (LR). In this session, we’ll cover apps to help you book, prepare for, and make the most of your travel experiences, whether your destination is local or farflung.

Desktop, Tablet, Mobile & More September 13, Sunday, 2-4pm Meet Windows 10. Come learn all about

the FREE operating system that all current Windows 7 and 8 users are entitled to! New features specific to Windows 10 like virtual desktops, Cortana, and a return of the traditional Start Menu will be focused on heavily. Users are encouraged to bring their Windows 10 laptops/tablets. The class will be presented by the experts from local tech company FireLogic.

October 10, Saturday, 1-2pm What’s New with Apple? ‘Very Smart People’ discuss all things Apple! Come learn about Apple news, rumors, power tips, apps and troubleshooting.

October 24, Saturday, 2-4pm Android Basics. Need some help with an Android phone or

tablet? Come learn the basics of Google Android with our expert.

November 14, Saturday, 2-4pm What Gadget Do I Buy? Looking to buy a new gadget? Don’t

know where to begin? Our resident gadget guru will offer some tips and tricks for selecting a device that meets your needs.

Tech one-on-ones

Lincolnwood Public Library offers One-on-One Technology Help to residents on a wide range of topics: • Downloading library eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to your eReader, tablet or other device. • Using your iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone. • Using a computer, laptop or the internet. • Setting up a Facebook, email or other account. • Organizing files, photos and music.

Career & Networking

November 4, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm LinkedIn 101 (LR). Opened a LinkedIn account, but haven’t posted anything to it? Join ‘Very Smart People’ and learn how to use the social networking site LinkedIn to connect with other professionals, find jobs, and keep on top of business news.

November 16, Monday, 7-8pm Job Searching Basics (LR).

ReferenceUSA representative Nancy Spidle will demonstrate how to find employment using the library’s online resource Reference USA Jobs and Internships! Registration requested, drop-ins welcome. Here are some things to remember when scheduling a One-on-One appointment: • Library staff are not able to repair equipment or troubleshoot hardware and software problems. • Patrons can use their own equipment during a One-on-One session, however, library staff may not be able to provide assistance for some non-standard hardware or software. • Patrons bringing in their own equipment must bring in any associated cords or other peripheral equipment if necessary. To schedule an appointment, call 847-677-5277 x293

Looking for more advanced technology tutorials? Visit, click RESEARCH & LEARNING > RESOURCES A to Z > Enter your Lincolnwood Library card number.

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Trivia Night! Wednesday, September 16

In what year did the Titanic sink? Who is the Greek god of music? Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Do your friends come to you before Google?

ALL AGES! Trivia hosted by

Test your knowledge of trivia at our first-ever Trivia Night. Register your team of up to 4 people for this night of family friendly trivia hosted by Sporcle! At least one team member must be a Lincolnwood resident library cardholder. At the end of the evening, the 2 topscoring teams will be awarded prizes. Maximum of 15 teams, so don’t delay! Visit, click EVENTS, or call the library at 847-677-5277.


6:15-6:45pm........ Brainfood Snacks & Library Card Month Celebration 6:45-7pm............. Teams Assemble 7-8pm.................. Trivia